NEW UT BUILDING TO OPEN THURSDAY AT 10 A.M.; INCLUDES ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTER, CYBERSECURITY LABS, STARBUCKS
TAMPA — UT’s newest building on campus — which features a state-of-the-art entrepreneurship center and high tech cybersecurity labs — will be open to the public tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 3, during an open house at 10 a.m. The building also includes campus safety offices, innovative classrooms, study spaces, faculty offices and a Starbucks store.
The open house will feature opportunities to interview UT entrepreneurship students active in the Spartan Accelerator, cybersecurity and entrepreneurship program staff and faculty, community incubator businesses, building donors, entrepreneurs-in-residence and UT administration. UT’s Hult Prize finalist team, Tembo, will also have representatives in attendance.
The Innovation and Collaboration Building (ICB) — located at the corner of Kennedy and North boulevards — is an eight-story structure that successfully combines administrative and academic functions. The building features four floors of academic and administrative space, including a new home for the John P. Lowth Entrepreneurship Center, and four floors of parking that is accessed by a bridge that arches over North A Street.
The ICB adds a total of 511 classroom seats for students, 31 faculty offices, 386 parking spaces and 10 student gathering areas. The three academic and administrative floors add 65,000 square feet, plus approximately 148,000 square feet of parking, for a total of 213,000 square feet.